Caps United FC president Farai Jere has dismissed as conspiracy theories reports that head coach Lloyd Chitembwe has left the club.
In an interview with The Herald, Jere revealed that Chitembwe was absent during the 3-3 draw with the WiFi Boys over the weekend because he had been struck down by a heavy bout of flu. Said, Jere:
CAPS United is a big brand and when things are not going the way people want, they come up with all sorts of theories so this is one of the theories which people came up with and I can tell you there are many other theories that have been flying around; that players are not being paid their bonuses and that there are problems at CAPS United, which in fact are not there.
Results have not been coming the way everyone would have liked, but it’s a phase which every team goes through.
From the beginning of the season to where we are, I can tell you confidently that the league is for us to lose. We have already fought our battle and we have put ourselves in a good position.
We are a point shy of FC Platinum, a position which we have not attained in the last two seasons at this stage, which means we are doing something right and that brought a lot of expectations but this is a competitive league.
Chitembwe last attended CAPS United’s training session on Thursday when he celebrated his 48th birthday with the team but was taken ill with a bout of flu. He is not feeling well.